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Natural Selection 2: Combat Review – Evolution Revolution


The original natural Section and its sequel, Natural Selection 2, were both well-made and unique takes on the FPS genre that blended elements of RTS games via the “commander system” with the more traditional shooter gameplay. Natural Selection 2: Combat on the other hand, ditches Commander mode for a more focused and personal upgrade system, match-based levelling mechanics, and a ... Read More »

Chuck’s Challenge 3D review – An Adorable Headache

Chucks Challenge 3D

Chuck’s Challenge 3D is a top-down puzzle solving game much like Chip’s Challenge was for the old Atari Lynx. In fact, both were made by the same person. Even better is that Chuck himself is inside the game as a kind of tutorial and witty humor guy. Read More »

Deep Dungeons of Doom – Simplicity at its finest


Deep Dungeons of Doom is an 8-bit era inspired dungeon exploring RPG with subtly satisfying mechanics and a focus on monster slaying. It joins the company recent games like Knightmare Tower, Shovel Knight and Rogue Legacy, that stand out among a crowd of indie games channeling the spirit of Classic Castlevania and Ghouls and Ghosts. In scope, the game is ... Read More »

Race The Sun – A Relaxing Review

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Endless running games aren’t really all that new when you look at the grand scheme of things. Games like Bit.Trip Runner have shown up all over the indie landscape even in the flash game market. Race the Sun, created by indie developer Flippfly, branches off from the traditional formula and offers a few new components that set Race The Sun ... Read More »

The Legend of Korra Review – A How-To in Cutting Corners


When I heard the news of The Legend of Korra game I was just as surprised as many were. I then became interested when I saw some gameplay/commentary, but then I heard it was being made by Platinum Games I was excited. Anyone familiar with the show would instantly realize that the combat and gameplay that Platinum Games has made ... Read More »

IMO: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor


With Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Monolith Productions bring together a number of beloved elements: Arkham-style combat, Assassin’s Creed’s traversal and stealth elements, and the world of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. While they’re each executed well individually, their imperfections are brought to the forefront by the time the game is brought to an anticlimactic end. Read More »

Endless Legends – A review that never ends

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Endless Legends is Amplitude Studios’ latest release in to the 4x strategy genre. In a genre dominated by science fiction (including Amplitude’s previous release Endless Space), and historical games (like the genre defining Civilizations), Endless Legends is a fantasy 4x – something attempted but rarely successfully.  Read More »

NHL 15 Review – A Bare Sheet of Ice


The NHL series is kind of the redheaded stepchild in the EA Sports brand. Seldom given much attention outside of Canada, EA’s NHL series has quietly fought the reputation of other EA Sports by being pretty, well, good. For the past several years, the team at EA Canada has done work in their one year turnaround time that eclipses the roster updates produced by ... Read More »

TxK Review

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TxK was released by Jeff Minter’s company, Llamasoft, on the PlayStation Vita earlier this year, but became a PlayStation Plus title during the month of September. I feel it necessary to preface this review by stating that if you are a fan of Minter’s work and have followed his games since the early 80’s, you probably won’t need any help ... Read More »